Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit, and event solutions, recently fundraised to benefit the Andrew Grene Foundation (AGF), resulting in the donation of over $700. In addition, one of the company’s founders and board chairman—Simon Perutz—and many employees are taking part in a year-long fundraiser for AGF, called Miles for AGF.
AGF is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting the people of Haiti through education, loans, and building projects. AGF was founded by one of Orbus’ board chairmen, Tim Perutz, in honor of his close friend Andrew Grene, who passed away in the 2010 Haitian earthquake while working on a project for the United Nations.
In early September, Orbus employees were invited to participate in several fundraising events organized by Orbus’ Social and Cultural Committee. The fundraising kicked off with an Ice Cream Social, where employees were able to purchase ice cream sundaes with 100 percent of the profits going towards a donation to AGF. Total sales and donations from the event raised $714 dollars.
Orbus employees have also been invited to take part in the Miles for AGF initiative, which Simon Perutz started in July in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Andrew Grene High School in Haiti. Participants in Miles for AGF are asked to pledge a donation of at least $0.05 for every mile that they walk, run, or bike during a year’s time. Orbus’ employees are encouraged to participate in an abbreviated program during Q4 or for the full year. Status updates are regularly posted on the Miles for AGF Facebook page, and participants regularly share photographs of themselves achieving miles for a good cause. There are participants from the United States and United Kingdom taking place in the challenge. The goal of Miles for AGF is to raise $100,000, which will be put towards an endowment for the Andrew Grene Foundation, to ensure resources are always available in the years ahead.
“In recognition of the fifth anniversary of Andrew Grene High School, I wanted to start something special,” said Simon Perutz, Chairman of P3 Group. “By incorporating something that people do every day like walking, Miles for AGF is an accessible, easy and meaningful way for any person to make a difference in the lives of the people of Haiti.”
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group is a market-leading, privately owned group of companies that specialize in the manufacture and trade only supply of portable modular and custom modular exhibit and display products, graphics and solutions. Companies and brands within the group include Orbus365®, SignPro Systems®, Origin®, and Nimlok®.